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Travellers' Choice2023
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Medieaval building in the heart of Kilkenny dating back to 1324. Once home to Dame Alice Kyteler tried for witchcraft. Kytelers Inn is NOT a restaurant but a Pub - which is our main business. Yes we also serve bar food.There are three floors with four bars - cheek them all out for the one that suits.On offer at peak season twice nightly from 6.30pm. is a programme of trad music,balladeer, irish dancers & seanachie. You can watch & eat & drink at your leisure.Weekends and Bank holidays we also have Late Bar extensions with bands & DJ for those that want to party a bit later into the night.As it was in Alice Kyteler's day - Kyteler's Inn is a place for "merrie making" - Come and visit us to find
PRICE RANGE
€12 - €27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wrapped up our day of touring the city here at this iconic pub and didn’t want to leave. I needed some education about certain libations and staff cordially obliged. Burgers were supreme and the musical entertainment second to none. Sound systems’ quality phenomenal for a...‘pub’, would absolutely recommend as everyone in there was having a blast!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like a good wee bar, decided to go in, stood at the door for a good few mins before anyone even greeted us, we were passed by a few staff and didn't even say hello someone will be with you in a min which...is just common courtesy. None the less we got seated and drinks and food order taken, strawberry daiquiri was lovely, Guinness was terrible watery and see through, food was put down before we had the first sip of our drink, worst frozen chips ever still hard in the middle were inedible. So much salad in my wrap it was cold, and loads of tomato which it didn't mention on the board or I wouldn't have ordered it, went to pay the bill and the bar lady rudely asked were we leaving a tip, and honestly I didn't think the food or the service was worth a tip. Won't be backMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service awful. Food terrible. The atmosphere was amazing, great place for drinks. Not so good for food. I confused this place with Petronellas which had great food. Unfortunately I left them the bad review that should have gone to this place :(

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Went for the Irish Coffee tour there. Our guide was wonderful! The basement bar area is amazing. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent venue for a bite to eat and a few drinks very warm welcome on arrival very helpful Mangement and staff they always go the extra mile I love bringing my tour clients family and friends to kytlers inn best trad music in kilkenny city....Dates back to the year 1324 another gem on the kilkenny medieval mile kind regards Brian hogan tour guide at kilkennymedievalmiletour.comMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

planned for dinner but seem very busy finally i only take a beer 5pm something that less busy and i could visited this old pub and connected the old story of Kilkenny town + church

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2024

a very nice pub, lovely and typical; but above all the ancient house of a woman from the 1300s, perhaps a witch? or maybe just a woman outside the canons of the time

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

Fish was great! The chips... Ok. The traditional lamb stew, was good. The atmosphere is really nice, relaxing enjoyable. Had a point and watched the game ⚽!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

We arrived at the Inn like frozen drowned rats but we were quickly installed at a lovely table in front of a blazing open fire. Hot whiskeys were served and we rapidly started to dry and thaw out very successfully. We ordered the home made...pizza (x1) and the daily beef roast (x3) they really couldn’t be bettered. Not sophisticated maybe but so very comforting and satisfying! Service was excellent and we will certainly return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Great pub, called in on a freezing cold night, sat by the fire and we ate a lovely roast beef dinner and lamb stew followed by apple pie and custard, service was fast but not rushed and staff so friendly. Will definitely return again. Lots...of history to this pub, very popular with holidaymakers, great traditional music too.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Love this place! It's got such a long and colorful history. We only came in for drinks this time, but we've eaten here in the years past, and it was always very good. Prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is great. The place dates...back to the 1300s. Put it on your list!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

A cosy and interesting pub / restaurant in a small side street steeped in history. There are 3 bars and a cellar with intimate corners. The staff are welcoming and friendly.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

alas its with a heavy heart i write this review on one of my favourite restaurants in kilkenny.we arrived for dinner at 12.30,and had the roast beef, small portions which is unusual the vegetables were horrible carrots that were pure mush ,watery and completely tastless,...potatoe were not much better, fierce dissapointing, and 39 euro for this. chef needs a little chat I fear. probably wont return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Great spot with history. Parking lot close by. The location is great, with many restaurants and shops in a walkable area. The castle is an easy stroll away.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023 via mobile

Last time we visited Kytler’s the entire restaurant was open and we listened to a full trad band playing. This time we arrived out of season and the experience we very different. Not disappointing, but not quite the same. The restaurant area was very small...and we were close to a window that was directly across from a pub with an extremely loud rock band playing. Not sure why the bass and drums are the only thing I heard, but that is not great music to enjoy during dinner. Food was OK, but far too much. Maybe there were half portions, but I didn’t see any note in the menu. Three large bangers was far more than I could manage. After dinner we made our way into a very crowded bar and finally managed to get a seat to listen to a pretty good session band. Sadly they ended too early. I know we were there out of season, but you should do better to accommodate the large crowds. I have noted that there are more and more tour groups coming from the US out of season. Lots of retired people with time and money on their hands.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Response from Lainie P | Reviewed this property |
You will need to check the website. I’m sure it will Be more up to date.
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Response from genenurse | Reviewed this property |
You should probably check their website and see if their menu is posted.
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Response from Scott F | Reviewed this property |
I agree. We went on a Saturday night in March and had no problem. However, during the summer months it may be very crowded.
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Kyteler's Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5